Community Concerns

Part of our mission as a congregation is to “serve those in need” and the Community Concerns Board does just that.  We work to serve our local community, especially our Parkway neighborhood. To show God’s love to those around us, we try to identify the area’s most pressing needs and then meet them in practical, effective ways.

Children’s Clothing Closet

Our children’s clothing closet supplies clothes, jackets, and shoes for sizes newborn to young adults. Our community has a real shortage of adequate children’s clothing for all seasons, and this program is a simple way to provide what’s needed. This service is completely free.

If your children could use some clothes in good condition, you’re welcome to pick out whatever you like. Optionally, you can make an exchange for your children’s worn-out or outgrown clothes – they’ll be put to good use!

The closet is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to noon. If you need an appointment outside of these hours, contact the church office at 916-421-5039 to schedule one.

Soup-er Bowl Sunday   Many hardworking families in the neighborhood simply cannot make it through the month without the help of the local food bank, so each year as the Super Bowl comes around, we collect cans of soup to donate to the Elk Grove Food Bank.

The month of April is always full of surprises. Our annual sock  drive collects scores of socks to donate to those in need.

Back Packs and School Supplies

Needy kids at Charles Mack and Parkway Elementary are always grateful to receive backpacks filled with school supplies.

Share-a-Sole In partnership with other local churches, we provide new shoes for needy children of Charles Mack Elementary School. All shoes are delivered and personally fitted to the students.Watch the calendar for this year’s date.

Partnering with Valley Hi Resource Center, we host a community-friendly Trunk-or-Treat afternoon for kids of all ages to come and have fun! Come. Join in the games. There will be a costume parade with prizes for the best child’s costume and for the best adult’s costume. There will be plenty of trunks holding treats, a cupcake walk, a pumpkin patch, and a face-painting booth.  Food will be available for purchase.  The children’s clothing closet will be open to all who need it.   There will be a Kid’s Coat Giveaway too.  Watch the calendar and keep an eye our for signs.  Join us for the fun this October from 2:00 – 5:00 pm and don’t forget to bring your own goody sack to fill with treats.

Other Ways We Help

We meet the community’s needs is by offering St. Luke’s facilities as a meeting place for local organizations, like the Girl’s Scouts and other Anonymous support groups.

Collections and Donations

We collect women’s and children’s clothes for St. John’s Shelter for Real Change, an emergency 24-hour shelter that supports homeless women and their children, giving them a place to stay and helping them transition from crisis to self-sufficiency. We collect women’s clothes and baby diapers to support Chicks in Crisis, an organization that helps homeless women and women facing unwanted pregnancies.

We collect non-perishable foods to support two local food banks: the Elk Grove Food Bank and the South Sacramento Interfaith Partnership.

If you want to donate clothes, diapers, personal hygiene supplies, or nonperishable foods, drop them off in the foyer any Sunday!

Christmas Presents for Needy Families

Each year we donate wrapped gifts to needy families in the neighborhood.